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Interesting! Over 2000 moderators invited to join a hangout event today at 1pm PST and not 1 showed up? Does this mean that nobody was available at 1pm today, or that invitations were not sent, or moderators don't like to hangout, or something else? Maybe I am missing something, but I think a unique feature of Google Plus is Hangouts and the live, interaction that occurs in conversation. Posting links, a few comments, perhaps a 1+ in place of a "Like" into an RSS, stream of posts seems so, um, how shall I say, a... Facebookie
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Dydan WatersYesterday 3:43 PM+1
I did not get an invite. Even if I had, 1pm is smack in the middle of my work day and I can't do a Hangout then.
Joshua SoderlingYesterday 3:44 PM+1
did not get one
john sawyerYesterday 3:45 PM+1
At 1 pm PST I was not here.
Péter KovácsYesterday 3:56 PM (edited)+1
Perhaps, the agenda wasn't interesting enough? (I have little [practically no] experience with hangouts...do you have to specify an agenda or are they anonymous sessions?)
Rob PerhamusYesterday 3:53 PM
Thanks all above, apparently when you think you are sending out an invitation to an event and a hangout, those invitations do not actually go out to the members of a community? And thanks Peter, the agenda for this hangout was about how moderators use hangouts and events. All of your comments are appreciated, thanks and keep them coming
Helena KYesterday 3:54 PM+1
Never received invite.
hubzeYesterday 3:54 PM+1
Well there are some issues with that because we found last night that you just cannot invite people unless those people have YOU in their circles. Not sure how you set it up, but that is what happened to us last night...
Rand WilsonYesterday 4:07 PM+4
First on the agenda should be: How to send invites in a community for a Hangout..
Rob PerhamusYesterday 4:18 PM+1
+hubze Thanks hubze, you have clarified something for me. Although I may think that I am inviting all members of a community I belong to, only those members who have me in their circles are actually invited. Haha, I just repeate what you said in the first place.
Rob PerhamusYesterday 4:21 PM
+Rand Wilson Thanks Rand, I agree and +hubse pointed out the first issue above.
Rob PerhamusYesterday 4:43 PM+1
+hubze And, to your point above, I do not have any moderators from this community that follow me, so no invitations went out to anyone... Thanks! Lesson learned! Has anyone created share-able circles of community moderators, that are also members of this community?
john sawyerYesterday 4:47 PM+1
As we are discussing this I notice that a hangout is being held now in the community with an invitation to hang out and I have neither participant in my circles.
Rob PerhamusYesterday 5:08 PM
+john sawyer I do not show a hangout going on now. The option is to start a new hangout. Do the people in the hangout have you in their circles as hubze was explaining above?
Wolf RevelsYesterday 5:12 PM
I was working, but I'm not much into hangouts either.
Brian GlickYesterday 5:14 PM (edited)+3
If a community is large, invites and notifications for new events don't go out to all members; we do this to help prevent spam. But the event will show up in the Events list on the right hand side column of the community. We're thinking of ways to make improvements here.
Mark PrinceYesterday 5:22 PM+1
No invite received, plus I am at work at that time, not appropriate for me to vid conference on a personal matter.
Andrew LedfordYesterday 5:23 PM+1
+Brian Glick how do we know which members it goes out to and how many invitations are sent?
Rob PerhamusYesterday 5:32 PM
+Andrew Ledford I like that question. For example, if there are 2000 in this community, how many and which of those 2000 will receive the invite? Is it 200? Which 200? Is it only those who have me in their circles, that are also members of this community. Thanks +Brian Glick And Brian, would you consider changing your profile pic? It looks a tad Zuckerburgish :)
Brian GlickYesterday 5:35 PM (edited)+2
+Andrew Ledford If you invite a community, every member of the community is "invited" and is eligible to respond / attend (e.g. by clicking on the event on the right hand side). Even in a smaller community, we don't share how many people are actually sent invites (e.g. an email), of course, since that varies based on your own personal settings.
One suggestion: You can always reshare an event to a community - that'll create a regular post in the community, which might help your event get more attention.
Hope that helps!
Andrew LedfordYesterday 5:40 PM
+Brian Glick okay thanks. if I send you a message though my profile will you read it. i have some concerns and didn't know if they should be in a public space. i need to get going so it would be later on tonight or tomorrow
Rob PerhamusYesterday 5:41 PM
+Mark Prince Thanks for commenting, confirming the no invite. And certainly I agree that people should not hangout when there is a conflict. I work with mostly international people from many time zones, so for example, if I started a hangout at 6am PST, it could be 6 pm, someplace else.
shirley williamsYesterday 5:55 PM+1
I did not know about it
Rob PerhamusYesterday 6:32 PM+1
+Brian Glick I am a little gun shy on creating an event if that means I would be sending out an invitation to 2000 people. However, I would create an event if members chose to go to the lower right, click on events that they were interested in and responded yes. Once the number of people that respond yes to attend the event reach 10, they would know the hangout event is full. I guess the other factor is the option chosen by the member with regards to setting notifications on or off. Is it possible to send out invitations for an event only to those who have opted to set community notifications to "On". I would hate to spam people with invitations to a community event, when they do not want to be notified, nor invited to attend and event.
Brian GlickYesterday 7:58 PM+1
+Rob Perhamus - if you invite a community with 2000+ people, they won't get invites; we deliberately don't send out invites to everyone in a community that large. So feel free to a) create an event (so it shows on the lower-right), and b) if you want, reshare that event to the community, thereby creating a post. :)
Logan FrankYesterday 9:58 PM
I did not get an invite.
Janettee McCraryYesterday 10:40 PM
I didn't see the invite... Also I wasn't available.
Damian Hoskin3:07 AM
nope no invites here
Rob Perhamus4:38 AM+1
+Logan Frank +Janettee McCrary +Damian Hoskin Thanks for feedback, see +Brian Glick posts above for explanations
Rob Perhamus8:16 AMReply
+Brian Glick Thanks for the tips, hoping I did it correctly. Dec 21, 2012
- Oh, so you can move posts now? I'm slightly confused.Dec 21, 2012
- No, this was posted to the "Select a Topic" section so I wanted to move it to the general discussion section. Since we can't do that, I just reshared the post.Dec 21, 2012
- Oh, okay! Thanks for explaining!Dec 21, 2012
- If I was fortunate enough to be invited, I didn't get the invite itself.Dec 21, 2012
- Small side note:
I'm viewing this on my iPhone, and cannot read the reported comments, as anything that's too long "flickers" in and out of view while scrolling.
Also comments are less attractive, we can't +1 comments that were "copied", and I'm not automatically notified of new comments on this discussion...
I really would prefer topics not be "moved" until Google adds that option, because this is unwieldy and causes several issues for the community members.Dec 21, 2012
- This is a one time only. All other posts in "Select a Topic" will be deleted.Dec 21, 2012
- Your answer confused me... Why only this one? Does that mean that my response caused you to agree, or was this particular conversation special somehow?Dec 21, 2012